Activity: road cycling
Location: Dupont Circle > Potomac/Avenel, MD > Rockville, MD
Distance: 42.3 miles (moderately hilly)
Weather: hot and humid, 85 degrees
Avg HR: 163 (max 187)
PPTC “Downtown Breakaway” ride, summer solstice edition. This is the longest route the Tuesday night ride will take, and it’s a doozy: lots of little “wall” hills in the second half of the ride mix things up. I lost a water bottle about 5 miles in and had to race to catch up with the pack – whee! But I kept up a blistering pace throughout, which was a lot of fun. Went through both water bottles by the end of the ride, so I was keeping hydrated. My next major distance ride will be in the greater Los Angeles area, which will be a crazy time.